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      BLAST DAMAGES CLUB, POLICE SEEK OWNER
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     An explosion caused by a large quantity of dynamite injured one man and caused extensive damage to a nightspot in Petralona, southern Athens, yesterday in an attack police believe is linked to gangs running protection rackets.

The explosion took place at 1.40 a.m. and created a large hole in one side of the nig >>>


      CRUISE SHIP WATERS MUDDIED
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     Unclear why vessel was not pulled to shallower area; Frenchwoman recounts her escape The owners of the cruise ship that sank off Santorini said yesterday that human error had been to blame for the accident and that efforts had been made to keep the vessel afloat and that it is not clear who ordered the tugboat to pull t >>>


      DEVELOPMENT MINISTER...
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     MARIA MAROGIANNI/ANA Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas (left) met with the head of Russian energy giant Gazprom Alexei Miller in Athens yesterday. The two sides agreed to negotiate a 24–year extension of their current contract for the supply of Russian natural gas to Greece. The deal, expected to be completed >>>


      DRIVERS URGED TO BE PATIENT
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     Drivers will have to be patient for at least three more months when passing through the notorious Maliakos Gulf section of the Athens–Thessaloniki national highway due to disruption being caused by roadwork.

Traffic was backed up some 10 kilometers on this stretch of the national road in central Greece on >>>


      DRUNK FATHER SHOOTS SON
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     Authorities are searching for a 52–year–old man after he allegedly shot and slightly injured his son after an argument in a village near Hania, Crete.

Police said that the 20–year–old man had been taken to a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds, with 28 pellets lodged in the fron >>>


      FARMERS’ TAPS WILL TIGHTEN
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     Preventing farmers from watering crops in the middle of the day and building extra channels to trap rainwater are among the measures decided by officials in northern Greece yesterday as precautionary steps against possible drought conditions this summer.

Ministry officials and municipal and regional representat >>>


      GREECE 3RD ON TERROR LIST
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     Greece was home to the third–largest number of terrorist actions in the EU last year, where left–wing and anarchist terrorists carried out a relatively high number of low–intensity attacks, according to a report released yesterday.

A European Commission report showing terrorism attacks among m >>>


      HEALTH MINISTER...
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     ALEXANDROS BELTES/ANA Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos gestures to journalists after meeting with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis yesterday. Government sources ruled out the possibility of Karamanlis reshuffling his Cabinet in reaction to the scandal about suspect investments by pension funds. Avramopoulos said th >>>


      HOOLIGAN CHARGES BY END OF WEEK
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     A police investigation into the recent death of a young man during a brawl between rival groups of sports fans is expected to be completed by the end of the week and is likely to name more than five suspects as being responsible for the murder, sources told Kathimerini yesterday.

Police believe that a total of >>>


      HUMAN ERROR IS HIGHLIGHTED IN SINKING
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     Cleanup operation is in full swing Efforts to clean up the sea and find the two missing French tourists in the wreckage of the Sea Diamond cruise ship continued in Santorini yesterday as Merchant Marine Minister Michalis Kefaloyiannis indicated that human error had been responsible for the vessel‘s sinking.
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      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     SICK TOURISTS Dozens of Greeks return from Egypt trip with symptoms of food poisoning Some 60 Greek tourists returning from an Easter holiday in Egypt suffered symptoms of gastroenteritis on their return flight to Thessaloniki, authorities said yesterday. A doctor on board the Egypt Air flight, which was carrying 120 pa >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     TRASH TALK Workers warn just 10 days remain before landfill reaches capacity Workers at Athens‘s only legal landfill in Ano Liosia, northwestern Athens, warned yesterday that rubbish may soon pile up on the city‘s streets as the dump has almost reached capacity again and that work to create more space has no >>>


      LIFESTYLES TAKE TOLL ON FAMILIES
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     A growing number of children and teenagers are requesting mental support services due to pressure put on families by modern lifestyles that act as a block to communication, experts said yesterday.

The Association for the Psychosocial Health of Children and Adolescents (APHCA) said that one in two children that >>>


      MORE QUAKES FOR RECENTLY ROCKED
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     More earthquakes are likely to rock towns and villages in central Greece this week, seismologists said yesterday just one day after the area around Lake Trichonida was hit by six tremors which caused minor damage to a number of schools, offices and homes in the area.

A number of weak tremors were recorded in th >>>


      QUAKES SHAKE CENTRAL GREECE
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     A series of moderate earthquakes shook central Greece yesterday, unsettling residents and causing widespread minor damage but no injuries.

The first quake, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale and with an epicenter south of Lake Trichonida, in the prefecture of Aitoloacarnania, occurred just before 2.30 a.m. It w >>>


      SECURITY UPPED FOR TENSE VOLLEYBALL MATCH
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     Security will be stepped up for a men’s volleyball match between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos on Saturday – the first meeting between the two teams after a fan was killed when supporters from the rival sides fought last month before a women’s volleyball match.

Representatives of the two teams, the volleyball fe >>>


      TRANSPORT MINISTER...
      Kathimerin, 12-04-2007
     MARGARITA KIAOY/ANA Transport Minister Michalis Liapis gestures to the driver of a train on the extension of the suburban railway linking the port of Piraeus with Larissis train station near the city center. The train was on a trial run yesterday but is due to operate on a regular basis by the end of May, allowing passe >>>


      A CONTRETEMPS. LE BATEAU «PANTA RHEI»
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
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      A ZURICH, LE COMBAT DE L‘UDC POUR RESTER AU ZÉNITH
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     ZURICH. Le principal parti du canton veut récupérer un deuxi';me si';ge au gouvernement. Męme Christoph Blocher se déplace.

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      APRČS LE MAROC, AL–QAIDA RANIME LE FEU DU TERRORISME EN ALGÉRIE
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     MAGHREB. Deux attentats frappent Alger: 24 morts, plus de 220 blessés. Le Temps Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Al–Qaida replonge l‘Algérie dans le cauchemar terroriste. Dans un appel téléphonique ŕ la chaîne Al–Jazira, un homme se présentant comme le porte–parole de la bra >>>


      APRČS VÖGELE, LAXEY S‘INVITE DANS IMPLENIA
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     ACTIVISME. Le fonds détient 12,2% des voix. Le Temps Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Apr';s Swissmetal, Saurer (SAUN.S) et plus récemment Charles Vögele (VCH.S), Laxey s‘attaque ŕ Implenia. Le fonds d‘investissement anglais a acquis 12,2% des droits de vote du numéro un suisse de la cons >>>


      CE PRINTEMPS, BEAUCOUP SUCCOMBENT AU CHARME
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     RHUME. Le charme est généreux en pollen cette année. Pas de chance pour les allergiques, déjŕ victimes d‘un temps sec et plutôt chaud.

Eug';ne Meilz Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Vous aussi, vous avez remarqué. Depuis plusieurs jours les terrasses, les rues et les bords du >>>


      ESPOIR DANS LA LUTTE CONTRE LE CANCER DU FOIE
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     SANTE. Une équipe zurichoise a trouvé comment intervenir aussi dans les cas dits «inopérables».

Marie–Christine Petit–Pierre Jeudi 12 avril 2007 «Le foie est le seul organe qui puisse se régénérer et nous cherchons ŕ exploiter au mieux cette facul >>>


      FOIRE SUISSE S‘OFFRE UN NOUVEL ÉCRIN DE 350 MILLIONS DE FRANCS
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Swisscom bien parti pour acquérir Fastweb Surprise, l‘Allemagne a boudé la Suisse en 2006 Pavatex investit trois millions ŕ Fribourg Microsoft soutient deux associations «La croissance du marché horloger devrait se confirmer ŕ 5%» L‘Inde impose jusqu‘ŕ 5'1% >>>


      H & M, UNE PREMIČRE ENSEIGNE Ŕ SHANGHAI
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     MODE. 30% des produits de la marque suédoise sont déjŕ fabriqués en Chine. Tristan de Bourbon, Shanghai Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Alors que la plupart de ses concurrents mondiaux sont déjŕ bien installés en tant que distributeurs sur le sol chinois, H &M ouvre son premier magasin ŕ >>>


      KIOSQUE: LE RACHAT DE L‘ALLEMAND PUMA PAR LE GROUPE FRAN'';AIS PPR EST TRČS BIEN ACCUEILLI. UN BRIN DE FIERTÉ ALLEMANDE
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Kiosque: le rachat de l‘allemand Puma par le groupe français PPR est tr';s bien accueilli.

Le Temps Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Puma devient français. Le rachat «amical» d‘un fleuron industriel allemand par la société de luxe et de distribution PPR, le groupe parisien >>>


      L‘AC MILAN SAUVE L‘HONNEUR TRANSALPIN
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Le Temps Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Leçon de réalisme ŕ Munich. Eliminé au coup d‘envoi apr';s le match nul (2–2) concédé ŕ l‘aller, l‘AC Milan a renversé la tendance (2–0) – et le Bayern avec – en une demi–heure. Auteur du premier but sur une >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. LA VAGUE FEMMES AU MUNICIPAL DE GENČVE EST AUSSI BIEN QUANTITATIVE QUE QUALITATIVE
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Les femmes ne se sont pas contentées de prendre la majorité du Conseil municipal de Gen';ve. La féminisation touche tous les partis, et plus seulement la gauche, et les femmes sont partout dans le peloton de tęte en nombre de suffrages.

Thanh–Huyen Ballmer–Cao, Professeur >>>


      L‘EX–DIRECTION DE LA MOSQUÉE DE GENČVE A ÉTÉ DÉSTABILISÉE PAR LA CONFÉDÉRATION
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     CRISE. Le parachutage d‘un nouveau directeur et les quatre limogeages qui ont suivi sont survenus apr';s un camouflet infligé ŕ l‘institution par le Département fédéral de justice et police. L‘une des victimes lie les deux affaires.

Etienne Dubuis Jeudi 12 avri >>>


      L‘INDE IMPOSE JUSQU‘Ŕ 5'1% DE DROITS DE DOUANE SUR LES VINS ET SPIRITUEUX IMPORTÉS
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     COMMERCE. Alors que New Delhi exige la libéralisation du marché mondial des produits agricoles dans le cadre du Cycle de Doha, il n‘hésite pas ŕ pénaliser certaines importations. Washington et Bruxelles ont saisi l‘OMC.

Ram Etwareea Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Ce n‘est certain >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 11 AVRIL 2007. LE SMI MARQUE UNE PAUSE
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Les changes, sujet vedette du prochain G7 FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Le SMI marque une pause La Bourse suisse du 11 avril 2007.

Anker Bank Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Apr';s avoir enregistré quatre séances consécutives de hausse, le marché suisse a marqué une petite pause en m >>>


      LA CHRONIQUE. ABOULIE
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
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      LA LUTTE D‘UN OUVRIER DE LA CHANSON
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     MUSIQUE. Il juge ses pairs ŕ bout de souffle, se moque du star–syst';me, refuse le statut d‘artiste. Mauvaise conscience de la chanson française, Albert Marcoeur s‘amuse des travers de l‘époque, ce soir ŕ Neuchâtel.

Alain Croubalian Jeudi 12 avril 2007 So >>>


      LA SUISSE Ŕ LA RECHERCHE DE SES NOUVEAUX TERRITOIRES
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Les participants au colloque organisé par «Le Temps» et «Tracés» L‘avis de l‘expert. La vague femmes au Municipal de Gen';ve est aussi bien quantitative que qualitative Le livre politique. Reportage chez les combattants hmongs, au Laos, qui n‘ont toujours pas p >>>


      LA TROISIČME VOIE PERMETTRAIT DE DOUBLER LE TRAFIC LAUSANNE–GENČVE
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     VAUD/GENEVE. Dépassements facilités, réseau plus fluide, la troisi';me voie tant attendue doit résoudre le probl';me des pendulaires, mais peut aussi inciter au transfert modal.

Philippe Miauton Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Un train direct Lausanne–Gen';ve, ou inversemen >>>


      LE BURN–OUT DE JEAN–PAUL GLASSON AIGUILLONNE L‘UDC
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     FRIBOURG. Surmené, l‘élu radical renonce au Conseil national comme aux Etats. L‘UDC se profile.

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      LE LIVRE POLITIQUE. REPORTAGE CHEZ LES COMBATTANTS HMONGS, AU LAOS, QUI N‘ONT TOUJOURS PAS POSÉ LES ARMES, TRENTE ANS APRČS LA CHUTE DE SAIGON
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     C‘est une folle aventure que raconte Cyril Payen, révolté par le sort de cette minorité, longtemps persécutée, et que le régime laotien est en train de faire mourir.

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      LE PETIT COIN DES GRANDES TECHNOLOGIES
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     TRONE. Toilettes ŕ commande vocale, w.–c.–douches, urinoir ŕ sec, etc. Pour les industriels du secteur, un seul impératif: éliminer toujours plus propre. Prospection et état des lieux d‘aisance.

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      LE ROYAUME–UNI S‘EST MARGINALISÉ SUR LA SCČNE INTERNATIONALE
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Sarko en banlieue sans risquer d‘incident «Il est plus facile de mourir ŕ Bagdad que d‘y vivre» Le Royaume–Uni s‘est marginalisé sur la sc';ne internationale INTERNATIONAL Le Temps I International I Article Le Royaume–Uni s‘est marginalisé sur la sc& >>>


      LES BOURSES FACE Ŕ L‘ÉPREUVE DU RALENTISSEMENT DES BÉNÉFICES
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     RESULTATS TRIMESTRIELS. Pour la premi';re fois depuis 2003, les entreprises n‘ont pas fortement amélioré leurs profits au cours des trois mois écoulés.

Les analystes tablent sur une hausse de 3,3%. Jean–Louis Richard Jeudi 12 avril 2007 La saison des résultats a bien >>>


      LES CHANGES, SUJET VEDETTE DU PROCHAIN G7
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     CONJONCTURE. Les devises japonaise et chinoise occuperont notamment la réunion des ministres des Finances des sept pays les plus industrialisés.

Le Temps Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Les questions de taux de change devraient une nouvelle fois tenir la vedette du prochain G7–Finances vendredi et samedi &# >>>


      LES NÉGOCIATIONS DU JOUR. REDONNER VIE AU CYCLE DE DOHA
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Les Etats–Unis, l‘Union européenne (UE), le Brésil et l‘Inde s‘entretiennent ces mercredi et jeudi ŕ New Delhi en vue de relancer les négociations du Cycle de Doha. Celles–ci sont suspendues depuis juillet. (Lire en page 24).

Ram Etwareea Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Apr >>>


      LOLE S‘ENVOLE SUR LA CRĘTE DE LA MÉLANCOLIE
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     CHANSON. La jeune artiste neuchâteloise signe un nouvel album aussi personnel que beau.

Olivier Horner Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Il y a trois ans, elle avait surgi du Caprices Festival de Crans–Montana, poussée par un ami ŕ dévoiler ses torpeurs chantées. Folk viscéral en bouche, g >>>


      MAGHREB, LE POISON TERRORISTE
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Un secouriste blessé. Plus de 24 personnes auraient trouvé la mort dans le double attentat perpétré hier matin ŕ Alger. Photo: Keystone • A Alger, un double attentat–suicide revendiqué par Al–Qaida a fait au moins 24 morts et plus de 220 blessés.

• Infiltrée p >>>


      MICROSOFT SOUTIENT DEUX ASSOCIATIONS
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     VAUD. Cinq cents jeunes seront formés. Elise Jacqueson Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Dans le cadre de son projet «Unlimited Potential», visant ŕ combattre la fracture numérique ŕ travers le monde, Microsoft (MSFT) a remis mardi un ch';que de 50000 dollars aux associations vaudoises Arches e >>>


      NACHBAR. PEUR INCOMPRÉHENSIBLE
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Nachbar. Fredy Gsteiger Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Si l‘architecte ou l‘urbaniste zurichois a un ennemi naturel, c‘est bien la nature. Chaque fois qu‘un nouveau grand projet – bon, ils ne sont jamais vraiment grands en Suisse... – est présenté, il y a une chose qui saute aux yeux: >>>


      PALÉO, MILLÉSIME 2007. BJÖRK TOMBÉE DU CIEL
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     L´Islandaise Björk sera ŕ l´affiche d´un Paléo dévoilé prématurément. Photo: Keystone AFFICHE. Une fuite sur le Net dévoile le menu de l‘Asse. De Zucchero ŕ Gad Elmaleh, en passant par Renaud ou Laurent Voulzy, une centaine d‘artistes se succéd >>>


      PAVATEX INVESTIT TROIS MILLIONS Ŕ FRIBOURG
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     CONSTRUCTION. Le spécialiste de panneaux d‘isolation en fibres de bois a accru ses ventes de 40% en six ans.

Bastien Buss Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Les experts estiment moribonde la fili';re du bois en Suisse. Cela semble en effet le cas pour le secteur de la récolte et de la transformation de >>>


      QUAND MADAME «ZUBI» DÉVOILE SON MARI
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Le gardien de Xamax et de l´équipe suisse de football, Pascal Zuberbühler. Photo: Keystone FOOTBALL. Héros ou objet des pires railleries, le gardien de l‘équipe de Suisse et de Xamax vit une période agitée. Beatriz Zuberbühler livre son regard sur son époux et le dr >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ FRANCO CAVALLI. «EN ÉTOUFFANT LES CONFLITS, LE PARTI SOCIALISTE PERD DE SA VIVACITÉ»
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Questions ŕ Franco Cavalli, conseiller national (PS/TI). Stéphanie Germanier, Berne Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Le conseiller national socialiste Franco Cavalli quitte Berne, apr';s douze ans passés sous la Coupole. L‘oncologue tessinois en profite pour distiller les critiques sur son groupe aux Cha >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. SUR MON VÉLO–ESCALIER ROULANT
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
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      REPČRE. DEUX MILLIARDS DE DOLLARS GAGNÉS EN UN AN
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Rep';re. Frédéric Leli';vre Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Passé les bornes, il n‘y a plus de limite. A 33 ans, le gérant et copropriétaire d‘un fonds alternatif a gagné l‘an dernier 2 milliards de dollars (2,4 milliards de francs). Un record. John Arnold, un ancien d >>>


      ROCHE SE LANCE DANS LES VACCINS POUR MIEUX SOIGNER LE CANCER
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Franz Humer, CEO et président de Roche. Photo: Keystone MEDICAMENTS. Le groupe bâlois dirigé par Franz Humer s‘intéresse, via un accord de collaboration avec la société française Transgene, ŕ une technologie qu‘il a jusqu‘ici négligée.

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      RUAG GRANDIT EN S‘ÉLOIGNANT UN PEU PLUS DE SON PROPRIÉTAIRE, LA CONFÉDÉRATION
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     STRATEGIE. La forge d‘armes fédérale a racheté Transairco, compagnie d‘entretien pour jets privés ŕ l‘aéroport de Gen';ve. Une opération conforme ŕ la stratégie dictée par le Conseil fédéral. Mais un pas de plus vers une ouverture du c >>>


      SARKO EN BANLIEUE SANS RISQUER D‘INCIDENT
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     FRANCE. Le candidat de l‘UMP a effectué une rapide incursion ŕ Villepinte, en Seine–Saint–Denis, pour rencontrer des jeunes issus de l‘immigration.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Jeudi 12 avril 2007 «C‘est vrai qu‘il est petit!» Les quelques badauds qui traî >>>


      SIX AMÉRICAINS SUR DIX CRAIGNENT UNE RÉCESSION
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     SONDAGE. La proportion de ménages estimant leurs finances fragiles progresse. Jean–Louis Richard Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Les Américains ne partagent plus l‘optimisme de Ben Bernanke, le président de la Réserve fédérale (Fed), et de la plupart des économistes sur l‘ét >>>


      SURPRISE, L‘ALLEMAGNE A BOUDÉ LA SUISSE EN 2006
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Pavatex investit trois millions ŕ Fribourg Microsoft soutient deux associations «La croissance du marché horloger devrait se confirmer ŕ 5%» L‘Inde impose jusqu‘ŕ 5'1% de droits de douane sur les vins et spiritueux importés H &M, une premi';re enseigne  >>>


      SWISSCOM BIEN PARTI POUR ACQUÉRIR FASTWEB
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     TELECOMS. Aucun concurrent ne s‘est manifesté. L‘opération co$';tera 7,75 milliards de francs.

Anouch Seydtaghia Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Swisscom a toutes les chances de s‘emparer de l‘opérateur télécoms italien Fastweb. Annoncée le 12 mars dernier, l&lsq >>>


      TERREUR SUR LE MAGHREB
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     Editorial. Frédéric Koller Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Vingt–quatre morts et plus de 220blessés: le bilan provisoire des deux attentats qui ont frappé Alger mercredi renvoie l‘Algérie au cauchemar de ses «années noires» dont on pensait la page tournée avec le processus >>>


      TONI BRUNNER, PETIT SOLDAT DE CHRISTOPH BLOCHER QUI VISE TOUJOURS PLUS HAUT
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     PORTRAIT. Le Saint–Gallois de 32 ans, vice–président de l‘UDC, est chargé de coordonner la campagne électorale de son parti en Suisse alémanique, mission qu‘il prend tr';s ŕ cśur. Derri';re sa jovialité se cache un personnage qui défend la l >>>


      «IL EST PLUS FACILE DE MOURIR Ŕ BAGDAD QUE D‘Y VIVRE»
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     IRAK. La situation ne cesse d‘empirer apr';s quatre années de guerre qui paralysent le pays. Le CICR dénonce une crise humanitaire qui s‘aggrave, et s‘alarme du quotidien des civils.

Pierre Chambonnet Jeudi 12 avril 2007 La guerre d‘Irak se cherche un nouveau visage. Ap >>>


      «LA CROISSANCE DU MARCHÉ HORLOGER DEVRAIT SE CONFIRMER Ŕ 5%»
      Le Temps, 12-04-2007
     INTERVIEW. Alors que le Salon de Bâle s‘est ouvert, «Le Temps» donne la parole ŕ deux patrons qui livrent leurs perspectives sur la branche.

Bastien Buss Jeudi 12 avril 2007 Le Temps: Comment expliquer le succ';s de l‘horlogerie suisse, avec un nouveau début d&lsqu >>>


      BUSINESSLINE: ASSAF ATTENDS MEETING IN BEIRUT
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     SPA BEIRUT, 12 April 2007 Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora opened here yesterday the joint annual meetings of the Arab financial bodies with the participation of Arab finance ministers and central banks governors. The delegation of Saudi Arabia is headed by Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim Al–Assaf to the meeti >>>


      ENGINEERS KEY TO DEVELOPMENT DRIVE
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Stephen L. Brundage, Arab News Khalid A. Al–Falih, Saudi Aramcos senior vice president for Industrial Relations, urges engineers to take a leading role in boosting science and mathematics in the Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen L. Brundage)

ALKHOBAR, 12 April 2007 A Saudi Aramco executive has asked engineers to >>>


      OUTLOOK FOR MIDDLE EAST REMAINS &#8216;FAVORABLE&#8217;
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
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Outlook for Middle East Remains Favorable Agence France Presse

WASHINGTON, 12 April 2007 Middle Eastern oil producers, despite sound economies, are saddled with high unemployment rates and must find new sources of wealth to meet a growing demand for jobs, the IMF sa >>>


      STRICTLY BUSINESS
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Arab News LG LG Electronics introduced its new "Shine" mobile set in Saudi Arabia yesterday.

"This full metal mirrored model is the second installment in the South Korean mobile communications giants premium "Black Label Series" and is expected to be another best seller like last years >>>


      SUSTAINED GROWTH HINGES ON HUMAN CAPITAL QUALITY
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Javid Hassan & Ali Al–Zahrani, Arab News RIYADH, 12 April 2007 The Kingdom needs to create a new economy alongside its oil–based one through a paradigm shift that relies on absorbing the best elements of technology from the East and the West, as well as promoting human resources development to support th >>>


      ALMAGHRIB INSTITUTE: MOTIVATING PEOPLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ISLAM
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Susan Smith, Arab News North America is witnessing a burgeoning of organizations promoting Islamic education and awareness. Foremost among these is AlMaghrib Institute, offering university–level double–weekend seminars to a growing student body of 7,000 in the United States and Canada.

Why the AlMag >>>


      CONTRASTING TYPES OF PEOPLE
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful Alif. Lam. Mim. These are verses of the divine book, full of wisdom, providing guidance and mercy for those who excel in doing good, attend regularly to prayers, give in charity and are indeed certain of the hereafter. Those are the ones >>>


      PROPER WAY OF DOING THE ISTIKHARAH
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I have joined a course but as it progressed I felt uneasy about it and wanted to quit. However, I performed the istikharah in order to be sure.

That night my sleep was very restless and even troubled by nightmares. I thought that was the indication and I continued with the course, but >>>


      SLEEP AND ABLUTION
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. It is reported by Ibn Abbas that the Prophet (peace be upon him) woke up at night, performed ablution and then offered some voluntary prayer, then he slept and snored before rising again and offering prayer, without performing ablution anew. Does not sleep invalidate ablution? If so, how shou >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 120: SIMPLE BUT HEALTHY EATING
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News When we study the conduct of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in different situations, we are bound to come across many reports that mention his approach to food. As we study these we will not fail to conclude that the Prophet (peace be upon him) never despised any type of food, even if it did not >>>


      USING FOUL LANGUAGE AND CRITICIZING BAD BEHAVIOR
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. May I refer to verses 148–' of Surah 4, which make clear that God does not like that bad language should be said publicly. How is it, then, that we should criticize bad behavior or do what God has ordered us to ‘enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong’?

A. Gafoor A. The >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 15: WHEN THE PROPHET’S WIVES MET MEN
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah It is well known that a divine order was given to the Prophet (peace be upon him), late in his life, requiring his wives to be behind a screen when speaking to men. Prior to that order, they behaved like other Muslim women, taking part in the public life of society and meeting men on >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 16: FULL SOCIAL PARTICIPATION
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah The wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) have a special status, putting them in a class apart from all Muslim women, with special rules applying to them only. In the Qur’an, they were given the title ‘Mothers of the Believers’, yet all Muslim men were ordered not to speak to them >>>


      2 LEBANESE ARRESTED IN WOMAN&#8217;S MURDER
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
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BEIRUT, 12 April 2007 Authorities in Lebanon arrested two men in relation to the murder of a Saudi woman a month ago. Police say they are still looking for a third man, who was also involved in the murder, Al–Wata >>>


      APPROVAL GIVEN FOR SETTING UP OF 15 NEW COLLEGES
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 April 2007 Fifteen new colleges, including two medical colleges in Riyadh and Al–Kharj and an institute of tourism and a nanotechnology center in Jeddah, will be established soon.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved the proposals made by th >>>


      CELL PHONE THEFTS SOON TO BECOME A THING OF THE PAST
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 April 2007 Stealing cell phones and then selling them in the black market has become something of an irritating phenomenon nowadays.

The theft of cell phones has spread rapidly and is known to increase during the Haj and Umrah seasons when Jeddah is flooded with pilgrims from >>>


      CHINA BACKS ARAB PEACE PLAN, SAYS SPECIAL ENVOY
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 12 April 2007 Chinas Special Envoy Sun Bigan, who completed a three–day visit to the Kingdom yesterday, said his country wholeheartedly welcomes the decision taken at the 1'th Arab League Summit in Riyadh to reactivate the Middle East Peace Plan proposed by Custodian of t >>>


      CONTEST UNDERLINES ATTENTION GIVEN TO QUR&#8217;AN: AL–ASHEIKH
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
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Contest Underlines Attention Given to Quran: Al–Asheikh Abdul Hannan Faisal Tago, Arab News

Chief of Staff Gen. Saleh Ali Al–Mohaya inaugurates the fourth Prince Sultan International Quran Memorization Competition for Military Officers in Riyadh on Wedne >>>


      COORDINATION, NOT MERGER OF EDUCATION MINISTRIES, NEED OF HOUR
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 April 2007 With Saudi officials and academics seemingly determined to prepare long–term strategies for the Kingdoms general education and higher education systems, there have been strong calls for the merger of the education and higher education ministries.

Many op >>>


      GANG OF TEENAGE ROBBERS SMASHED
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 12 April 2007 Police arrested a gang of four armed Saudi robbers, aged 17 and 18, that had stolen over six cars and robbed over 20 homes and stores, Al–Watan newspaper reported yesterday. Meanwhile, police in Unaiza arrested a thief after receiving complaints from people whose houses had been bur >>>


      JEDDAH GATHERING REVEALS &#8216;GREAT APPETITE&#8217; FOR VERSE
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
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Jeddah Gathering Reveals Great Appetite for Verse Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News

JEDDAH, 12 April 2007 Three poets, world famous paintings and an audience with an appetite for poetry were the ingredients of Tuesdays poetry reading at the Jeddah Literary Club.

T >>>


      OFFICIALS DENY HIV INFECTED MELONS
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Saleh Fareed, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 April 2007 The Ministry of Health strongly denounced yesterday rumors spread by SMS about the entry of millions of HIV–infected yellow melons into the Kingdom through the Northern border. The message was spread among Saudis and expatriates and has stirred fears for the past few d >>>


      WIFE, DAUGHTER USED FOR SMUGGLING DRUGS
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Arab News MADINAH, 12 April 2007 Anti–drugs police arrested a 30–year–old drug dealer who would force his wife and daughter to accompany him to avoid suspicion while bringing hashish into Madinah from Jeddah, Al–Watan newspaper reported.

The man was returning from Jeddah with a large qua >>>


      AIRSTRIKE, BLASTS KILL 26 IN AFGHANISTAN
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Agencies KANDAHAR, 12 April 2007 A suicide car bomber wounded eight civilians in southern Afghanistan yesterday, as officials said 13 Taleban died in a US airstrike and four more were killed by a mine they were planting. The suicide attacker blew up his vehicle near a NATO convoy in the main southern city of Kandahar, t >>>


      AZIZ WARNS US AGAINST ANTI–PAK LEGISLATION
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 12 April 2007 Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz warned the United States yesterday against any legislation that makes military aid conditional on results in fighting terrorism and introducing democratic reforms. Azizs comments came after leading US Democrats submitted a non–binding >>>


      BANGLADESH LEADERS HASINA, NIZAMI FACE MURDER CHARGES
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Imran Rahman, Arab News DHAKA, 12 April 2007 Bangladeshs military–backed interim government filed murder charges against former Premier Hasina Wajed and 46 others yesterday in the ongoing campaign against graft and violence.

Hasina, who is on holiday in the United States, "has been charged with the m >>>


      BOMB TARGETS ALGERIAN PM
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Agencies Firemen evacuate a victim of a car bomb which exploded near the prime ministers headquarters in central Algiers on Wednesday. (Reuters)

ALGIERS, Algeria, 12 April 2007 Bombs ripped through the Algerian prime ministers office and a police station yesterday in coordinated terror attacks that Algerian aut >>>


      CHAD, SUDAN VOW TO EASE TENSIONS
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Agencies NDJAMENA/KHARTOUM, 12 April 2007 Chads President Idriss Deby Itno yesterday vowed to improve ties with Khartoum after serious border clashes as his Sudanese counterpart said he hoped external mediation would end the crisis.

"I am happy that President Deby assured me he would stick to the Tripoli a >>>


      DRIVE AGAINST ILLEGAL SHOPS CONTINUES
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy & Agencies NEW DELHI, 12 April 2007 The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat yesterday criticized the police and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for not properly carrying out a court order calling for the closure of shops and businesses operating illegally in the Indian ca >>>


      ERDOGAN RULES OUT TALKS ON PRESIDENCY POLL
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Reuters ANKARA, 12 April 2007 Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan yesterday ruled out compromise talks with the main opposition party on next months presidential election, in a move likely to stoke political tensions further.

The staunchly secularist main opposition Republican Peoples Party (CHP) has threaten >>>


      ISRAEL BLOCKING SWAP DEAL: HAMAS
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Mohammed Mari & Agencies In this combo made up of four images, an Israeli digger is seen smashing a residential building during a military operation in the Palestinian autonomous northern West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday. (AFP)

GAZA CITY/RAMALLAH, 12 April 2007 Hamas charged yesterday that Israel was b >>>


      LANKA CLASHES LEAVE 30 DEAD
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Ranga Sirilal, Reuters COLOMBO, 12 April 2007 At least 30 people were killed in fighting between Tamil Tiger rebels and Lankan troops late on Tuesday and yesterday.

The military killed at least 20 Tiger rebels after a mortar attack in the north of the island, an army spokesman said yesterday on the eve of tradi >>>


      MOROCCO ON ALERT FOR NEW SUICIDE ATTACKS
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Agencies CASABLANCA, 12 April 2007 Moroccan security forces hunted for 10 possible suicide bombers yesterday, a day after three militants blew themselves up in Casablanca as they were chased by police. "We are searching Casablanca for about 10 extremely dangerous terrorists, as they are ready like those yesterday t >>>


      MOSQUE IMAM THREATENS RETALIATION
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Agencies ISLAMABAD, 12 April 2007 A leader of the Islamabad mosque who is at the center of a growing controversy threatened yesterday to retaliate if the government attempted a crackdown.

The Lal Masjid or Red Mosque in Islamabad has caused the government headaches with its Taleban–style anti–vice p >>>


      RABAT PRESENTS AUTONOMY PLAN TO UN
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Reuters RABAT, 12 April 2007 Morocco has presented to the United Nations an autonomy plan for Western Sahara it sees as a solution to Africas oldest territorial dispute, a senior government official said yesterday.

"Moroccos representative Mustapha Sahel handed a copy of the autonomy plan to UN Secretary&n >>>


      SARKOZY, CHIRAC DENY SECRET DEAL
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Associated Press PARIS, 12 April 2007 Leading French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and the office of President Jacques Chirac both denied a news report yesterday alleging that the two men had struck a deal to protect Chirac from prosecution once his judicial immunity runs out next month.

Sarkozy, on a >>>


      SIGNS OF WATER SEEN ON PLANET OUTSIDE SOLAR SYSTEM
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Will Dunham, Reuters WASHINGTON, 12 April 2007 Evidence of water has been detected for the first time in a planet outside our solar system, an astronomer said on Tuesday, a tantalizing find for scientists eager to know whether life exists beyond Earth.

Travis Barman, an astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flags >>>


      US WAGING COVERT WAR AGAINST HEZBOLLAH: REPORT
      Arab News, 12-04-2007
     Agence France Presse LONDON, 12 April 2007 The US government is waging a "covert war" against the pro–Iranian Hezbollah by arming militias in Lebanon opposed to the resistance group, a Hezbollah leader said in comments published yesterday.

In an interview with Britains Guardian daily from a safe >>>



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